St.Patrick’s Day

Last monday, a very special Irish celebration took place; St.Patrick’s Day. This is the national day of celebration for our patron saint, and it takes place each year on the 17th of March. Every years numerous parades and events are held across the country to mark the occasion. Strangely enough, it sometimes seems to me that some of the people in America celebrate the day with more gusto than the Irish…

In my town a carousel was assembled on the main thoroughfare for the bank-holiday weekend and a good few of the landmarks in the area were illuminated with green light!

The spinning carousel!

Riding the carousel.

The carousel was made in antique style (using plastic)!

The carousel at night.

The castle lit up in a ghastly green.

The castle lit up in a ghastly green.

New Year Holdiays

Once again I am enjoying a pleasant holiday in Switzerland! My family and I celebrated the new year with some friends and it was quite an event. Today we went on a small walk up to the ruins of an old castle, which is situated not too far from where we are staying

New Year Champaign; I did try a bit, but don't like the taste!

New Year Champaign; I did try a bit, but don’t like the taste!

Waldenburg, Switzerland

Waldenburg, Switzerland

The alps are clearly visible far off in the distance

The alps are clearly visible far off in the distance

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Christmas Origami

Over the past few days my addiction for origami has really been revived! There is nothing like the sense of satisfaction when an origami model is completed. Here are some of the models which I put together over the past few days:

Origami Star - 30 pieces of paper.

Origami Star – 30 pieces of paper.

Made out of 60 pieces of paper.

Estrella Flor – 60 pieces of paper.

Origami Ornaments

Origami Ornaments

If you want a go at making these origami models yourself, here are the instructions which I used:
Origami Star
Kusudama Aline
Estrella Flor